Little Tubu Camp Highlights
• Leopard sightings are high
• Exclusive and intimate camp
• On the Jao concession close to the Delta’s Panhandle
• Water and land based game viewing activities
Little Tubu Camp description
Situated on Hunda island in the Jao Concession, Little Tubu camp is an intimate camp with just three traditional safari tents, making this camp perfect for families or small groups. Each of the three tents are built on raised decks with a private viewing area, allowing guests to soak up the surrounding wilderness. Each tent has en-suite bathroom facilities and an outdoors shower, ceiling fans and tea and coffee making facilities.
The tents at Little Tubu are connected to the main areas by elevated walkways which blend into the surrounding environment. The main areas have a lounge and bar area with the main dining area all designed to blend in to the surroundings and offer magnificent views of the Okavango Delta. There is a ppol and deck available to relax around.
Little Tubu Camp Game Viewing and Wildlife Activities
Close to the Panhandle in the Delta’s north-west, Little Tubu Camp is on the Jao Concession, where vegetation varies from east to west: from the magical Jao Flats – picturesque floodplains with lush palm islands and riparian forest – to the dryer Hunda Island, covered in acacia and mopane woodland and the largest area of dry land locally during the annual inundation. This area is known for it’s excellent leopard sightings. The area is a combination of open grasslands, dry forest and shallow floodplains. Therefore game viewing is varied. Giraffe, elephant, lion, warthog, lechwe, hippo, leopard, zebra, tsessebe, buffalo, serval and aardwolf plus all the plains game.
Around the Jao Flats spectacular herds of red lechwe are followed by the primary predators – lion and leopard. Other game includes wildebeest, tsessebe, giraffe, elephant, hippo and crocodile. Sitatunga are seen occasionally, and sightings of spottednecked otter are regular. The drier habitats in the west harbour similar species with greater concentrations of zebra and wildebeest. Birding is exceptional with large concentrations of endangered Wattled Crane, Slaty Egret, Rosy-throated Longclaw, Pel’s Fishing-Owl, and Lesser Jacana on the eastern side; the western drier areas are ideal for Crimson-breasted Shrike, Dickinson’s Kestrel and Meyer’s Parrots.
Game drives are conducted by local and very experienced guides in the morning and evening. The evening game drive stretches into the night, with a large spot light being used to spot those elusive nocturnal animals. All game drives are conducted in open 4×4 safari vehicles. Water activities are popular at Little Tubu. Guests can explore the crystal clear waterways of the Okavango Delta by traditional mokoro, which offers a silent gentle way to explore. Motor boat tours are also available which take guests further out into the main Okavango waterways. Fishing with a limited supply of basic equipment is on offer seasonally on a catch-and-release basis.